Date(s) - 11/04/2009
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

26-100, MIT

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Making its world premiere at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, Sin Nombre is an epic dramatic thriller from award-winning director Cary Fukunaga. Seeking the promise of America, a beautiful young Honduran woman, Sayra (Paulina Gaytan), joins her father and uncle on an odyssey to cross the gauntlet of the Latin American countryside en route to the United States. Along the way she crosses paths with a teenaged Mexican gang member, El Casper (Edgar M. Flores), who is maneuvering to outrun his violent past and elude his unforgiving former associates. Together they must rely on faith, trust and street smarts if they are to survive their increasingly perilous journey towards the hope of new lives.

Oakland native Cary Fukunaga studied history at University of California Santa Cruz and L’Institut d’Études Politiques (IEP) de Grenoble and Directing at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts before winning a Student Academy Award for his short film Victoria Para Chino (2004).

Co-sponsors: LSC, Office of the Arts, Alan W. Katzenstein Artist-in- Residence Program, Council for the Arts